London, South Kensington
26 April 2001
A Staffordshire creamware Parson jug
of Ralph Wood type, wearing wide-brimmed hat and clerical robes, modelled standing with his left hand clasping a piglet from a basket above a plinth inscribed I WILL/HAVE NO/CHILD./THO'TH/Y PIG and holding a piglet under his right arm, on shaped oval base, circa 1785 (hat a replacement, the rim reduced, some small chips and glaze flakes) -- 29cm. high
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Cf. Ross E. Taggart The Burnap Collection of English Pottery (1967), No. 541, for similar toby jug with a sow.
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